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Floating in the waters of the equatorial Pacific, an array of buoys collects and transmits data on long-term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, interactions that affect global climate.

A. atmosphere, interactions that affect
B. atmosphere, with interactions affecting
C. atmosphere that affects
D. atmosphere that is affecting
E. atmosphere as affects
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Resumptive Modifier
Definition :
A modifier that repeats a key word at the end of a sentence and then adds informative or descriptive details related to that word. E.g

That kind of agentless prose should send up a red flag, a signal that here's a candidate for revision.

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can u plz explain more abt this modifier?
or site a source?

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This is exactly the patten by which resumptive modifier works. That is the credited answer.

Other choices use with, that, as - all unidiomatic. A it is.
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08 Mar 2011, 07:06
This is exactly the patten by which resumptive modifier works. That is the credited answer.

Other choices use with, that, as - all unidiomatic. A it is.
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can u plz explain more abt this modifier?
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This is exactly the patten by which resumptive modifier works. That is the credited answer.

Other choices use with, that, as - all unidiomatic. A it is.

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08 Mar 2011, 19:45
All other options are eliminated, C D E are using singular helping verb/verb for plural subject (InteractionS) B is wrong idiom.
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27 Feb 2012, 10:49
Why isn't the "B" in Buoys capitalized?
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10 Mar 2012, 04:17
a) atmosphere, interactions that affect

interactions is appositive ---use to modify the interactions between the ocean & the atmosphere..
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31 Jan 2013, 08:02
in B
"with ..."
is absolute phase which provide context for the main clause.

if B stands alone, B is logic and grammaticla. B means in the context that the interaction affects the climate, the main clause happen.

but B chang the original meaning and wrong.

og explanation of why B is wrong is not clear.

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06 May 2014, 12:17
can someone please shed some light of the usage of "with" and why its wrong in this sentence.
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06 May 2014, 19:38
"With" usually describes how or using what tools/means/persons an action was performed. When "with" is preceded by a comma, it usually modifies the preceding clause (indicating "how" the action was performed) or the subject ("who else" did the subject perform the action with?).

So the possibilities with B are:
1. How does the array of buoys collect and transmit data?--by using the interactions affecting global climate.
2. Who/what else collects and transmits data?--interactions affecting global climate.

Neither possibility makes sense.

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"With" usually describes how or using what tools/means/persons an action was performed. When "with" is preceded by a comma, it usually modifies the preceding clause (indicating "how" the action was performed) or the subject ("who else" did the subject perform the action with?).

So the possibilities with B are:
1. How does the array of buoys collect and transmit data?--by using the interactions affecting global climate.
2. Who/what else collects and transmits data?--interactions affecting global climate.

Neither possibility makes sense.

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Thanks for your reply. So, is "with" always used to describe the two cases you described?

Also, the clause followed by "with", as in this example - "with interactions affecting global climate" would have no bearing to predict the meaning of the with clause? Because then, I would say option A and B would have the same meaning -
A. atmosphere, interactions that affect
B. atmosphere, with interactions affecting
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08 May 2014, 10:59
"With" is a very versatile word and is used to connote association/possession/manner of action.
For e.g. I eat bread with butter.
With 5 votes already in his kitty, Jimmis sure to win the election.
I eat bread, with butter providing occasional richness.

There is a crucial difference between A and B. B suggests that the "interactions affecting global climate" are different from the "interactions between the earth and the atmosphere". A uses what is called a resumptive modifier to suggest that there is just one type of interactions (in the sentence) and that these interactions have two properties:
1. They occur between the ocean and the atmosphere.
2. They (the same interactions) affect global climate.

You can read A like this:
(Modifier), an array of buoys collects and transmits data on long-term interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere.
(Additional information about these interactions is that) these interactions affect global climate.

A and B thus mean different things.

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